Thursday, August 20, 2009

The Special Art of Short Story Writing

Are you in Lagos? Do you write or are you an aspiring writer? Then, you need to read this.

The Centre of Excellence Chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors, Lagos is squaring up to meeting a major need on "The Special Art of Short Story writing". The guest writer and special resource person for the worksop is the Guyana-Caribbean Nigerian wife, Prof. Karen King Aribisala, a creative prose writer of international craft.

Karen's The Hangman's Game won the Commonwealth 2008 prize as the First Best Book in prose fiction in the African category. Her first book, Our Wife and other stories is a most experimental collection of short stories with each story not exceeding two-three pages yet lucid and loaded in symbolism. In it, she does not only serve the taste of "Bitter Leaf" associated with cross-cultural marriages, she also shows the pleasures and pamperings therein. A Professor of African and Caribean literature and feminism with a fine creative bent, Karen will be workshoping writers into her findings on the special art of Short story Writing.

Date: Saturday August 29, 2009 Time: 2pm-5pm

Venue: Aina Onabolu Complex, National Theatre, Costain-Iganmu, Lagos.Karen King

Prof. Karen King Aribsala would also be reading from her book and doing the the infrequent, do an oral performance of her stories like the African griot.

Writers are expected to come read their short stories only. No poetry reading will be allowed. It is short story day.

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